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Charters Towers Lutheran Church
25 Anne Street, Charters Towers 4820
Closed other denomination
QHR; Northen Miner, 10 June 1886
73x32 ft
Purchased by Church of Christ
QHR 601245
Queensland Heritage Register Church of Christ, Charters Towers
Lutheran Church closed in 1915 when Pastor Schafhirt was repatriated to Germany.

The Church is the neatest in Northern Queensland, and reflects a great credit on thecontractors, Messrs. J. and C. Palmer. The contract price was £1.963. It is constructed of brick, the walls being 14 inches in thickness. The outside dimensions are 73 feet long by 32 feet vide. Inside the building there is a sacristy, which is 14 feet long by 10 feet wide. The vestry is 8 feet by 10, the door leading into it is covered with black velvet. The pulpit is raised about five feet off the floor, and is reached by a neat vanished staircase. The choir and organ gallery is 30 feet by 14; the ceiling is nicely varnished; the windows are made of rolled plate glass, with an edging of stained glass, which gives the inside of the Church an exceedingly pretty appearance. The floor is also made of cement, which should assist in making the building very cool in summer. The altar is covered with a black velvet cloth with bright yellow lettering, which is very pretty indeed.
There is an American organ, which, for the size of the building, is rather small. The Germans of Charters Towers are to be congratulated on having such a pretty building as a place of worship. (Northern Miner 10 June 1886)

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